The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Paperback)

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Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 400
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Women
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Format: Paperback
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Language: English
Street Date: October 26, 2021
TCIN: 79297706
UPC: 9781501161933
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-5355
Origin: Made in the USA

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About the Book



"Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?"--Amazon.com.



Book Synopsis



NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"If you're looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read." --Bustle

From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six--an entrancing and "wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet" (PopSugar) as she reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn's luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the '80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn's story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique's own in tragic and irreversible ways.

"Heartbreaking, yet beautiful" (Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly), The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is "Tinseltown drama at its finest" (Redbook): a mesmerizing journey through the splendor of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means--and what it costs--to face the truth.



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"Addictive, dazzling and bound to leave you in tears (classic Taylor Jenkins Reid), The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo should be your No. 1 reading priority this summer."-- "SheKnows"

"Reid's characters will enchant readers as they travel through the glitz and glamour of Old Hollywood and the truths they both must confront."-- "Real Simple"

"Taylor Jenkins Reid is the queen of queens when it comes to beach reads, and this breathtaking treat proves once again the throne is hers alone." -- "Redbook"

"The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is the total package: the very best of Classic Hollywood intrigue, a delicious twist, and incisive commentary on the wages of stardom, especially for women." --Anne Helen Petersen, BuzzFeed culture writer and author of Scandals of Classic Hollywood

"The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has big, juicy secrets at its heart-- not just about the surprising identity of movie star Evelyn Hugo's true love, but of the lengths she has gone to protect that mysterious lover. Brimming with heartache, betrayal, and a lifetime of Hollywood gossip, this raucous novel will seduce you even as it leaves you wanting more."--Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet and June

"A big, juicy read...Reid expertly captures the hothouse nature of Hollywood...the story is fresh, and the end reveal is worth the wait"-- "Historical Novel Society"

"A cinematic tale with hardscrabble roots, staggering highs and sickening lows. The novel reads like a celebrity tell-all, and this makes it delicious. But it's also got heft, because Hugo's story is one of overcoming adversity, racism and sexism to get to the top. She fails, falls, triumphs and learns difficult lessons about the things that really matter. With this riveting novel, Reid has created an exceptional character with the wherewithal to take on the patriarchy." -- "Globe and Mail"

"A glamorous romp through Hollywood in its heyday, Taylor Jenkins Reid's latest offers up several unexpected twists and a dazzling, ambitious movie star who will break your heart."--Fiona Davis, author of The Dollhouse

"A spellbinding novel about love, glamour and the price of fame."--Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love

"Anyone who appreciates old Hollywood glamour will want to check this one out."-- "Today.com"

"Evelyn Hugo is a character who can demand top billing...Reid's heroine reveals her darkest secrets as if she were wiping off makeup at the end of the night--a celebration of human frailty that speaks to the Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor in us all."-- "Kirkus Reviews"

"Evelyn Hugo makes Liz Taylor seem pedestrian. Taylor Jenkins Reid has drawn a rich, emotionally complex heroine who is so real that you'll forget she only lives in the pages of a book. This is an utterly compelling dance with love and tragedy, sometimes both at once; you'll laugh with Evelyn, cry with her, ache with her, and then go back to page one and do it all over again."--Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, authors of The Royal We

"In her latest mesmerizing tale, Reid transports readers back to Hollywood's heyday with a heroine in the likes of -- but more intriguing than -- Elizabeth Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Katherine Hepburn. Yes, Evelyn Hugo is the glamorous idol you admire, but she's also the relentless fighter you aspire to be. Her life's story is heartbreaking, yet beautiful and will keep readers captivated until the very last page."--Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly

"Jenkins has crafted another tale sure to appeal to fans of women's fiction, Susan Meissner, and Beatriz Williams."-- "Library Journal"

"Leave it to Taylor Jenkins Reid to keep readers captivated, from the first page to the last. With a parade of lovable characters and unputdownable plot, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo should top every reading list this summer."-- "Working Mother"

"Reid knows how to tug at heart strings with unusual tales of finding real and lasting love...the reader [will be] captivated by old Hollywood glamour, intriguing and complex characters, and Reid's unsurpassed ability to leave her audience reaching for a hankie. An utterly unique take on what truly makes a family."-- "Booklist"

"This sweeping tale is about an aging Hollywood starlet and the rookie magazine reporter she hires to pen her breathtaking (and scandalous) life story. Trust us: You'll be swooning over the twist for months."-- "Brit & Co."

Praise for The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo:

"Riveting, heart-wrenching, and full of Old Hollywood glamour, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is one of the most captivating reads of 2017." -- "Buzzfeed"

"The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is more than escapism fiction sweeping its audience back to an era when show biz glamour danced with real-life intrigue, romantic entanglements and perceived impropriety. With memorable characters rivaling any Hollywood blockbuster, Taylor Jenkins Reid marries themes of loyalty, betrayal, friendship and love into a soaring, fast-paced and gripping performance. It leaves readers asking if they are merely role-playing with those they love or being true to an authentic self."-- "Shelf Awareness, starred review"

"[The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo] is fascinating, emotional and will be hard to put down. For fans of Taylor Jenkins Reid, this is her best work yet."-- "Associated Press"

"A novel of Old Hollywood that's simultaneously gossipy and poignant. Look no further for the glamour, ambition and shocking secrets your beach-blanket sessions demand."-- "People"

"Come for the glam old Hollywood vibes; stay for a touching tale of a young reporter and a silver-screen legend."-- "Cosmopolitan"

"If you're looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read -- as long as you're prepared to cry off all your sunscreen, because this book gets *emotional*. Each of Evelyn's marriages comes with its own hurt and heartbreak, from infidelity and betrayal to domestic abuse. But running throughout Evelyn's tumultuous life is one great love that will leave you sobbing into the pages." -- "Bustle"

"In her mesmerizing tale, Taylor Jenkins Reid explores Hollywood's heyday with a heroine akin to Elizabeth Taylor. Movie icon Evelyn Hugo, now a recluse at 79, unfurls the story of her glamorous life and her scandalous seven marriages."-- "Us Weekly"

"The epic adventures Evelyn creates over the course of a lifetime will leave every female reader mesmerized. This wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet and her tumultuous Tinseltown journey comes with unexpected twists and the most satisfying of drama." -- "PopSugar"



About the Author



Taylor Jenkins Reid lives in Los Angeles and is the acclaimed author of Malibu Rising, Daisy Jones & the Six, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, After I Do, and Forever, Interrupted. To learn more, visit TaylorJenkinsReid.com.
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 316 reviews
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68 recommendations

LOVE!

5 out of 5 stars
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I couldn’t put this book down! It is such a beautiful story that will make you feel all the emotions.
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Wonderful read

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Midlifemama - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
This is a great and easy read. I found I could not put it down. I hope they make this into a movie.
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The eyore of books

2 out of 5 stars
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MJS - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
With a constant undercurrent of the using of people and being used by people to be famous, there’s a love story hidden underneath. The love stories themselves, some platonic and one romantic, had great potential but added to the dark constant of the whole book. I’m all for a heart wrenching read, but this book was a series of unfortunate events all leading to death. Death of relationships, death of hope, death itself.
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10/10 recommend

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elaina - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
i absolutely loved this book! it was so hard to put down. it made me cry so much
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Good read

5 out of 5 stars
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Lraney - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
Such a good easy read!
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I am wanting to read more books!!

5 out of 5 stars
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Jes S - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
The last book I read all the way through was in 2013. I definitely enjoyed this ride. The glamour and fake Hollywood life. I thought Evelyn Hugo’s character was amazing and went through a lot. Finished this in two days!
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You won't regret this buy

5 out of 5 stars
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Sam - 3 months ago
I loved that you can get lost in the book,and won't want to stop reading this book
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fun to read!

5 out of 5 stars
Emma - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
wonderful book, I would 100% recommend to any fellow readers!
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Gread read

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RLove91 - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
BookTok made me buy it and I’m glad I purchased it. The way my mouth dropped at the end!!!
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A classic!

5 out of 5 stars
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Lea - 3 months ago
Ugh what can I say about Evelyn hugo to make you run (not walk) to get yourself a copy. I went into this one blind. I didn’t think I would enjoy this book but this is the type of book that just sticks with you. This book will fill your heart and break it at the same time. TJR has a way of writing her characters right into existence and make you believe that this was somebody’s real life. I can’t wait for this one this one to come to the screen!
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Great story and easy to read

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Blnd06 - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
I would highly recommend this book
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Must read!

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mom of boys - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Couldn't put this book down! A must read.
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Evelyn Hugo

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Glad - 3 months ago
Amazing book ❤️ the ending was a wow for me
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Add to your list!

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Jennifer - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
This was a great read! There were parts that were repetitive and predictable, but the ending made up for it!
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worth the read

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Evelyn Hugo - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
the story of Evelyn I loved, not so much Monique but she isn’t a terrible character (overall a 7/10)
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Must read

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LarsenM - 3 months ago
Love this book! Got lost in it and how it transcends you back in time that it feels so real. My heart felt full, my heart broke, and my heart healed all in this one book. Read this you won’t regret it.
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Read it!

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Sarah - 3 months ago
Definitely worth the read, the storytelling is very well thought out and is interesting throughout. Amazing author!
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Engaging, fun read

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Bmor212 - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
Loved this book! Kept me entertained throughout.
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Cristal G - 5 months ago
Exciting book! Very intriguing, it’s the type of book you cannot put down!
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worth the hype

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gloria - 5 months ago
i loves this book and it always had me hooked in. spice, drama, and emotion, all you need in a book and this book delivered.
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